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Sep 29, 2010 5:30pm PDT
afford it. get california working again-for all of us. >> couric: tonight the threat of terror, a plot is uncovered for a series of attacks across europe and prosecutors say a simulation shows that the failed attack in times square would have been devastating. i'm katie couric. also tonight, new safety questions about regional jets. after landing gear failures on a number of canadian-built planes. >> stay down! stay down! >> couric: and a new treatment for the most common cancer in babies and children produces exciting results. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. the world watched stunned as terrorists trained in pakistan attacked mumbai, india, nearly two years ago. they killed more than 170 people and wounded 300. now officials say terrorists tied to al qaeda have been planning new attacks just like it in europe, and some of the recent c.i.a. drone attacks in pakistan may have been launched to disrupt the plot. justice correspondent bob orr is following this
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Sep 21, 2010 5:30pm PDT
going up. >> trash, lighting, everything doubled! >> they used the tax dollars collected from the hard-working citizens of bell as their own piggy bank, which they then looted at will. >> reporter: the d.a. said this happened because the citizens of bell weren't paying attention, something citizens vow will never happen again. >> this is the greatest victory in bell! >> the community's involved now. they're attending council meetings, doing the hard work and trying to take their city back. >> reporter: believe it or not, those arrested bell city council members are still running the city. they can hold on to their jobs unless they resign, are recalled by the voters, or are convicted. katie? >> couric: bill whitaker. bill, thanks very much. turning to campaign 2010, it's seven weeks until those midterm elections with control of congress at stake. and in the days and weeks ahead, we'll be keeping tabs on the critical contest that will decide it all. in the house, the republicans need a net gain of 39 to take back control, and an analysis by our cbs news election team concludes they
CBS
Sep 3, 2010 5:30pm PDT
straight months. >> these numbers are telling us that the economy is not falling off a cliff. it's not booming, either, which is the bad news. >> reporter: but the median length of unemployment fell below 20 weeks in august. it had been 22.2 weeks in july. 19,000 construction jobs were added last month, and 17,000 temporary jobs. nearly 400,000 temporary jobs have been added over the past year as employers have remained cautious. >> there's a great uncertainty the economy right now. >> reporter: daniel herrick is c.f.o. of pilla performance eyewear in connecticut. a year ago his company had five employees. today it has 18. >> almost all of you are expansion has been with the use of temp employees. >> reporter: that still means work for louisa ola. >> i'm still pinching myself. >> reporter: after two years of looking, she finally landed a temporary job as a bookkeeper. >> for the first time in two years i didn't have to call unemployment. i didn't have to get up at 5:00 in the morning to get online with unemployment. it was wonderful. >> reporter: but it could be a while before others s
CBS
Sep 1, 2010 5:30pm PDT
containers, canisters that witnesses told us look like pipe bombs. so police are still in there searching, trying to learn if those packs and canisters are, indeed, explosive before they can sound the all-clear. harry? >> smith: wyatt andrews outside discovery headquarters tonight. thanks. our other big story is hurricane earl. the governors of north carolina, virginia, and maryland have declared states of emergency as the storm moves closer and grows stronger. it is a category four again with 135 mile an hour winds and it cuts an imposing image in the latest photo from space. at last report, earl was about 600 miles south-southeast of cape hatteras, north carolina. it could reach there late tomorrow or early friday, then roll up the east coast. hurricane watches and warnings are up as far north as cape cod. kelly cobiella is in kill devil hills, north carolina, tonight and has the latest. kelly, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, harry. despite a picture-perfect beach day here, some tourists and locals alike on the most remote of the islands spent it packing up because hu
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Sep 16, 2010 5:30pm PDT
month. but before you feel completely deflated by this latest news, anthony mason tells us there are at least some signs of a turnaround, at least on the home front. >> reporter: in los angeles, so many of the 27,000 foreclosed houses have fallen into disrepair. >> we felt we needed to do something about it. >> reporter: today the city raised fines on banks that don't keep up their properties. >> it's $1,000 per day, per violation. and they can take up to $100,000 per property. >> reporter: with more than five million people behind on their mortgage payments, bank repossessions have hit record levels. >> we're on a pace right now to see about 1.2 million homes repossessed by the end of the year. that is simply unprecedented in the history of the housing market. >> reporter: the banks have taken possession of about 900,000 homes, only about a third of which are actually on the market. >> the banks could be flooding the market with a lot more distressed properties, and i think the fact that they're not is showing some restraint in trying to keep the housing market stable. >> reporter: ame
CBS
Sep 10, 2010 5:30pm PDT
that at 6:00 tonight. until then, thanks for watching us at 5:00. good night. >> couric: tonight, scenes from a nightmare. an entire neighborhood near san francisco explodes in flames after a natural gas pipeline breaks. now rescue teams search the rubble for victims. i'm katie couric in los angeles. also tonight, it just keeps getting stranger. that pastor threatening to burn korans makes an ultimatum and now his daughter says she fears he's gone mad. changing the way cancer cells behave. a revolution in the fight against this deadly disease. and you can make a difference in the battle. join us tonight as we stand up to cancer. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric reporting tonight from los angeles. >> couric: good evening, everyone. we're here at the sony studios for tonight's special stand up to cancer program. we'll have more about that later. but first, our top story. a deadly disaster that wiped out an entire neighborhood here in california. it was just before 6:30 last evening people in the city of san bruno were just sitting down to
CBS
Sep 17, 2010 5:30pm PDT
elite don't get us. they call us whacky. they call us wing nuts. we call us "we the people." ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: delaware's new republican senate nominee was at home in this crowd of social conservatives. but even as she preached a return to fiscal conservatism, o'donnell's own unorthodox spending habits were starting to come under heavy scrutiny. staffers on her previous campaign for senate and o'donnell's own financial filings reveal that the unemployed o'donnell used campaign funds to pay for meals, gas, bowling trips, and personal rent, even long after the campaign had ended. >> i've never seen a candidate who just stole all their campaign money and used it for personal use. what it seems like here is christine o'donnell had no other way to support herself so she thought, okay, i'll run for u.s. senate. >> reporter: the nonpartisan watchdog group citizens for responsibility and ethics in washington is urging the u.s. attorney in delaware to open a criminal investigation. >> it's not sloppiness, it's out-and-out theft. >> reporter: but today o'donnell wa
CBS
Aug 31, 2010 5:30pm PDT
that's it for us at 5:00. cbs evening news is next. caption colorado, l.l.c. comments@captioncolorado.com >> smith: tonight, after more than seven years of war, the president announcing the end of u.s. combat operations in iraq. >> we have met our responsibilities. now it's time to turn the page. is. >> smith: also tonight, hurrican earl, a hurricane watch goes up in north carolina after the powerful and dangerous storm shows what it can do in the caribbean. and families reunited. a joyous homecoming for soldiers back from war. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> smith: and this is a special western edition. good evening, katie is off tonight. after seven and a half years of war, u.s. combat operations in iraq have come to an end and president obama went on national television tonight to make the announcement. since the 2003 invasion to oust saddam hussein, more than 4,400 americans have died. more than 34,000 have been wounded. price tag: $744 billion and counting. and in a cbs
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Sep 6, 2010 5:30pm PDT
right now, it's about the coming elections. the president will use these as ammunition, argue that he and the democrats in congress have real plans to fix the economy while all the republicans do is oppose them. >> so basically all he can do is go out there and grind it everyday, talk about the economy. and that's what house democrats, by the way. just talk about the economy. talk about our accomplishments. >> reporter: bottom line: talk is about all the president can do. none of the economic incentives he's proposing this week is likely to make it through congress by election day, so what he has to do and has to offer until then is the same thing he had to offer in the campaign of 2008, and that's hope. russ? >> mitchell: bill plante at the white house. thank you very much. jeff greenfield is our senior political correspondent. will these plans change the election day? >> highly dubious. i think it's baked in the cake and it's high unemployment, anemic growth, debt and that's not good news for the party in power. whatever the merits of the long- term investments, the idea of changing
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Sep 23, 2010 5:30pm PDT
would require us to go out and borrow $700 billion, again, to give tax cuts to the most fortunate 2% of americans. and we think that's not a responsible use of taxpayer resources at a time when we face enormous challenges. and we think if republicans want to do more to help the economy now, again, the best thing to do besides extending these middle- class tax cuts is to give stronger incentives to businesses to invest in america now. >> couric: but you keep hammering home that 2% of the wealthiest americans. but tens of thousands of small businesses and other businesses in this country make $250,000 a year. so aren't you going to be hurting them? >> if you look at the joint-- what the joint task committee has said, 80% of those 2% of americans affected by this are people and businesses who make more than a million dollars a year. and, again, what we're proposing, katie, is to restore those tax rates to the levels they were in the late, which was a period we had remarkably strong economic growth. >> couric: 10 million jobs have been lost. many of them are never coming back. >> couric
CBS
Sep 28, 2010 5:30pm PDT
afford it. get california working again-for all of us. >> couric: tonight, losing ground. the dramatic impact of the recession, americans making less than a decade ago, living in homes that have fallen in value. i'm katie couric. also tonight, can president obama recapture the magic? in 2008 he inspired the young to vote in droves. can he get them back to the polls in november? and faith and knowledge in this one nation under god, many americans know surprisingly little about religion. >> we're a nation of religious illiterates. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. the recession may be officially over, but it has left the confidence of americans badly shaken. and numbers just out from the government today show why. since the recession began, household incomes have fallen nearly 3% to just over $50,000. adjusting for inflation, americans are making $4,000 less than they were a decade ago. and their biggest investment, their home, has lost nearly 6% of its va
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Sep 7, 2010 5:30pm PDT
public pressure, jones says he will not back down. not yet. >> the only thing that could cause us to change our mind is if we felt really a deep conviction, we felt like god really wanted us not to do it. >> reporter: apparently not all of his congregation members agree. jones says he's lost about 30 members of his church since this all began. katie? >> couric: kelly, what else can you tell us about terry jones? >> reporter: well, he runs a very small evangelical church. he and his wife sell furniture on ebay out of the church. there were some questions about the propriety of that according to tax code. but as far as we can tell, he's never been charged with anything. katie? >> couric: all right. kelly cobiella in gainesville, florida tonight. kelly, thanks very much. in other news, it was one week ago that the u.s. mission in iraq officially changed from combat to training and supporting iraqi forces. but the violence there has continued and today it was an iraqi soldier opening fire on american service members at an iraqi army base north of baghdad. two u.s. soldiers were killed, n
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Sep 22, 2010 5:30pm PDT
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CBS
Sep 14, 2010 5:30pm PDT
faster than we are because they looked at what we did, they took what was good about us and added to it. >> reporter: education experts like amy wilkins say top- performing countries recruit teachers from the top of their college classes. south korea number two in math gets teachers from the top 5% of graduating college seniors. finland, number one in math and science, the top 10%. >> the consensus is that the most important ingredient in what works is the quality of the student's teacher. >> reporter: the u.s. has one of the shorter school years, 180 days versus 220 for south korea. research shows teachers spend up to six weeks re-teaching what kids forgot over the summer. so a shorter break may be better. >> we've gotten stuck in the old norms-- the world has changed, and our schools have not kept up. >> reporter: now the numbers suggest might be the time for a new lesson plan. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. >> couric: and one more note about education. a real milestone for women in this country, last year for the first time women earned more doctorates than men did. just over ha
CBS
Sep 8, 2010 5:30pm PDT
looking for in a dance partner? what arthur murray never told us. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. he's heard the complaints, the outrage in church groups, the military, even world leaders. but today florida pastor terry jones insisted he will go ahead with plans to burn copies of the koran on saturday to mark the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. in response, the state department ordered u.s. around the world to assess their security and brace for possible protests. general david petraeus, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, met today with afghan president hamid karzai, both warned that jones' plan could endanger u.s. troops. and the vatican said "this act would only call for new hate and violence." kelly cobiella is in gainesville, florida tonight. kelly, pastor jones is getting lots of criticism from many corners but he's claiming a lot of people are actually on his side. >> he does say that, katie. and he says they're simply afraid to speak out p
CBS
Sep 2, 2010 5:30pm PDT
about police using taser guns. >> stop resisting! stop resisting! >> and a group of young people who have made happiness contagious. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> good evening. katie is off. much of the east coast is on alert tonight for hurricane earl. as many as 26 million people could soon be feeling its impact. even if the storm never makes landfall. earl is a category three storm earl is a category two storm right now with sustained winds of more than 111 miles an hour. the eye now less than 200 miles from cape hatteras, north carolina, and it's outer banks which could be the first to feel the effects of the hurricane before it takes an expected turn to the northeast. warnings and watches are up from north carolina, where at least 100,000 people have been ordered to evacuate the coast; all the way up to the canadian border. as this view from space demonstrates, earl is a particularly large hurricane about 400 miles across. we have a team of correspondents stationed along the east coa
CBS
Sep 9, 2010 5:30pm PDT
get in the lime light." harry? >> smith: elaine quijano downtown for us tonight. thank you. in afghanistan, the taliban has been using this controversy to win new recruits. today, cbs news obtained taliban leaflets that urged villagers to join them in seeking revenge. mandy clark is in kabul tonight. >> reporter: the leaflet said that america is the biggest enemy of islam and called on muslims to take revenge for the burning of the koran. the leaflets have been handwritten and dropped in paktia province. cancer they've been distributed taliban on motor bikes to small villages. most villagers are illiterate, so the leaflets would have been left with imams to read out in mosques and spread the word that way. the taliban has capitalized on the controversy at the holiest time of the year for muslims, a time when the mosques will be packed with followers. mandy clark, cbs news, kabul. >> smith: we want to bring in juan zarate. good evening. >> good evening, harry. >> smith: how much damage has already been done by this? >> well, harry, some damage has already been done. we've seen p
CBS
Sep 15, 2010 5:30pm PDT
million people out of work, dean reynolds tells us it's all about the economy. >> reporter: the economy remains the number-one problem to most americans and only one in five thinks it's improving. >> no, it's not being fixed. it's being smoothed over to make it look good, to make it look like people are filling jobs. >> we're kind of stalled right now. we need to move in some direction. >> reporter: other sobering findings for the white house: only 38% think the president has a clear plan for creating jobs and some 46% think the obama stimulus package has had no impact. 20% think it made matters worse. but 63% say mr. obama is doing about as well as they expected. >> it's too soon to make any final assessment of his presidency. i think he will be better and better as time passes. >> reporter: actually, the country still blames the bush administration for the condition of the economy followed by wall street. and only 27% believe congressional republicans are doing more to improve things. compared to 49% who say that about the president. sam greco is a retired chicago detective. do you th
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Sep 20, 2010 5:30pm PDT
gave them to him." katie? >> katie: nancy cordes on capitol hill for us tonight. nancy, thank you. turning overseas now, two months after monsoon floods inundated pakistan, the situation there is only getting worse. nearly two million homes were damaged or destroyed and today unicef said 105,000 children under five years old could die from malnutrition. earlier today i spoke with pakistan's foreign minister shah mahmood qureshi about a number of things, including the crisis in his country. your country is still reeling from devastating floods. the acumen fund, which is a nonprofit organization here in the u.s., recently visited is the area and came back with some very moving, tragic images. can you describe the level of human suffering there. >> it's huge. you've never had a natural disaster of this magnitude before. the area the size of the united kingdom is underwater. 20 million people in pakistan have been affected by these floods. shelterless. billions of dollars worth of standing crops have been lost. livestock. so it's a very serious situation we're dealing with. >> couric:
CBS
Sep 13, 2010 5:30pm PDT
natural gas can be separated from shale deep understood ground. but some experts say chemicals used in the process can poison drinking water and as armen keteyian reports, hundreds showed up at a federal hearing today in western new york to debate the issue. >> safe drilling now! >> reporter: the e.p.a. hearings in binghampton have become a battleground over fracking, a method of extraction that has high rewards for companies and some say higher risks for communities. what's driving the drilling rush are advances in hydraulic fracturing, or hydrofracking, a process whereby millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals are blasted deep understood ground, forcing cracks in the shale, freeing natural gas for collection. it's at the surface from where problems have been reported. like blowouts and spills into groundwater. and as depicted in the hbo documentary "gasland," ignition at the kitchen sink. >> whoa! >> there's no such thing as zero-impact drilling. >> reporter: binghamton, new york, sits near the marcellus shale, an energy rich formation stretching from new york to tennesse
CBS
Sep 24, 2010 5:30pm PDT
you to get as much money as you possibly can and bring it out to us. >> reporter: it's happened once before. seven years ago in erie, pennsylvania. pizza delivery man brian wells died after a bomb strapped to his neck by bank robbers detonated. it's still unclear whether wells was in on the plan. >> there's an active search for the vehicle as it got away, yes. >> reporter: police say the robbers got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, but many questions remain. how was uscamayta able to free himself from the bomb and when did the alleged third robber get away? the f.b.i. is pressing uscamayta for answers. kelly cobiella, cbs news, miami. >> couric: in the upper midwest, two days of heavy rain has led to serious flooding across four states with southern minnesota the hardest hit area. heather brown of cbs station wcco is in zumbrota. i understand the rain may be over but in many places people still can't go back to their homes. >> reporter: no, they can't, katie. towns across minnesota look a lot like this park, several feet of floodwater covering the land. they've overturned bui
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